Far Cry 5 PC System Requirements, 4K Recommended Specs Announced

A wide range of hardware is supported, but your experience may end up being very different.

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Thanks to a delay announced last year, the release of Far Cry 5 is still a ways off, as it's not due out until the end of March. That gives those who intend to play the game on PC plenty of time to upgrade their computer if they have to, although as we've now learned, the requirements are relatively modest.

Ubisoft has announced some of the details of what to expect from the PC version of Far Cry 5, including both its system requirements and the recommended specs. As is typically the case with the publisher's games, the minimum hardware cited is to run the game at 720p and with video presets at Low. If you're targeting that baseline, you'll need only an Intel i5-2400 or AMD FX-6300 paired with an Nvidia GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 and 8 GB of RAM.

If you're looking for a more high-end experience, Ubisoft also shared three different recommended configurations. One is to run the game at 1080p with High presets, while two others are to hit 4K with target framerates of 30 FPS and 60 FPS. In the latter case, the demands are quite high: You'll need an i7-6700K or Ryzen 7 1700X, 16 GB of RAM, and a GTX 1080 SLI or RX Vega 56 CFX.

The PC version will include a benchmarking feature to help you tune settings to your specific setup, as will a meter that measures the amount of video memory consumed by your selections. Among the options you'll find are variant aspect ratios (there's no word on ultrawide specifically), FPS locks, resolution scaling, and field-of-view settings.

You can find the full specs lists for each of these targets after the video below, courtesy of the Ubisoft blog. You can also see a list of the graphics cards that will be officially supported at the time of the game's launch, which is set for March 27 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Far Cry 5 PC Specs And Requirements

Minimum Configuration

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent
  • Video Card:: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Resolution: 720p
  • Video Preset: Low

Recommended Configuration (60 FPS)

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
  • Video Card:: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Video Preset: High

4K 30 FPS Configuration

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.6 GHz or equivalent
  • Video Card:: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56 (8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Resolution: 2160p
  • Video Preset: High

4K 60 FPS Configuration

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.4 GHz or equivalent
  • Video Card:: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or AMD RX Vega 56 CFX (8GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Resolution: 2160p
  • Video Preset: High/Ultra

Supported Nvidia cards at time of release

  • GeForce GTX600 series: GeForce GTX670 or better
  • GeForce GTX700 series: GeForce GTX760 or better
  • GeForce GTX900 series: GeForce GTX950 or better
  • GeForce GTX10-Series: GeForce GTX1050 or better

Supported AMD cards at time of release

  • Radeon 200 series: Radeon R9 270 or better
  • Radeon 300/Fury X series: Radeon R7 370 or better
  • Radeon 400 series: Radeon RX 460 or better
  • Radeon Vega series: any Radeon Vega series

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